After the passage of AB 3088 this week, the California Apartment Association reached out to local elected officials throughout the state to make sure they’re aware of the law and how it works in their communities.

CAA’s local vice presidents sent emails to dozens of mayors, city council members and county supervisors after the Legislature approved, and the governor signed, AB 3088 — or the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020.

“CAA believes this bill signed by the governor provides guidance to the courts on how to move forward with protecting tenants who have been financially impacted by COVID-19,” says a letter that went to Fresno Mayor Lee Brand and City Council members. “At the same time, it creates a pathway for rental owners to collect some rent and remove tenants who are a threat to the community’s safety or clearly violating the lease agreement.”

The emails pointed elected leaders to CAA’s extensive compliance portal on AB 3088, which already includes the following with more to come:

  • Video overview of the law
  • Executive summary of the law
  • Comprehensive overview of the law
  • Different forms, notices, and declarations landlords need to use to comply with the law
  • Information on the income eligibility provisions in the law

For the information above and more on the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020, visit